Remember the BMW M-Zero concept unveiled by Maël Oberkampf back in 2008? Well, let us introduce you to its bigger and more luxurious brother; the Lotus Ephemer Concept. This new concept takes its inspiration from a number of big names in the auto industry such as Aston Martin, Peugeot, and TVR models, as well as some natural design elements found in manta rays and sharks.

Those big menacing wheels and smooth contoured lines found on the exterior of the Ephemer concept are combined with what the designer says is an interior that offers the latest technologies and creature comforts needed for long rides. No details were given to back that up, but all of the information we need is in the 500 HP engine found under the hood. With this engine, the concept is said to top out at 186 mph. Be it a hybrid motor or a conventional engine, this concept delivers all of the power and performance needed to rival the best of sports cars. The only problem is that we may never see it make the production line.


What do you think?
Show Comments


  (570) posted on 07.26.2011

In my opinion, the car is impressive with its power ability and since it is a sports car, we must not look on the exterior of the car. What to be measured and give attention is the performance of the car. The design wouldn’t help during a race.

  (412) posted on 07.21.2011

The car actually fits on its concept predator and I like the curves of the car, specifically the wheels. The power performance is quite impressive too with 186 MPH. They’ve done a great job here.

  (530) posted on 07.13.2011

Well, it definitely looks like a predator. Mael Oberkampf really did a great job on this one. It looks quietly like the Mazda.

  (291) posted on 07.12.2011

Well, I have to say that this car looks better with the Predator Extreme. The collaboration of the Aston Martin, Peugeot, and TVR models are quite good. However, when it comes to the speed performance I would say that it has a powerful hood and it seems that conventional engine is a good technology to use.

  (392) posted on 07.12.2011

Yes, I have read the previous article and I would say that Mael Oberkampf seems to ambitious for competing against the Audi R8. With the look and performance of this car I would say that its really from the sportiness and aggressiveness of the R8. Its better to canceled its future production!

Uncia  (868) posted on 07.11.2011

It looks like a combination of the Evora and the Mazda3.

Car Finder: